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Greg B.

Guilford, CT
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Greg B.

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My experience speaks for itself. From Drum Corp to being on tour to studio work to theater shows there really is not much I haven't played or taught, I focus a lot on how to practice because not many people really know how to practice the right way to get the most out of their performance.

About Greg

The way I teach is a little different than most teachers. Not many teachers actually teach how to practice and that seems like it's the biggest setback for new and experienced students. My experience with being on tour and with Drum Corps and theater work and Studio work I have learned that there a

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Mikala P.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • High School Diploma from Park Hill South HS
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Mikala P.

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Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced drum-set player interested in learning how to keep a beat, how to set-up a drum-set, how to tune drums, how to play fills...actually you're here because you want to be a Rockstar, don't you? Ah. I see. This should be easy then.

I started playing drum-set professionally as a freshmen in high school and have never stopped. It was my first true love, and my way into my own musical voice. I also sing while performing drums, so if that's something you're interested in getting better at I have plenty of experience to help you lead from behind the set.

Whether you are planning on joining/starting a band, using it as accompaniment to someone else, or just want to learn for fun as a hobby, I can teach you all you need to know to meet your Rockstar drummer potential! If you have any questions, please message me!

About Mikala

Want to learn how to play or sing your favorite song? Are you interested in learning how to write your own songs? Since the start of my teaching career 4 years ago, my lessons have expanded to include guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, singing, and even songwriting! I'm eager to help you find

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Rachel
Really great experience for our daughter working with Mikala.
Eric
Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!
Michael
Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!
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Scott M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Scott M.

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From how to hold a stick and drum rudiments through reading advanced from music and playing to a click track

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I usually perform using a one-man band setup I created. I modified guitar and made foot pedals to control a drum set, while singing. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a

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Nicole C.
Scott is a professional music coach with extensive knowledge of music theory and methods. He meets you at any level and works on your goals. He made me feel very comfortable in our lessons and would give many tips and exercises. I would say I have improved dramatically since I began the lessons. Thank you again Scott!
Dallas
Great guy and amazing, not to mention patient, instructor..
Best gift I ever had.
Emory
Scott is awesome! Very knowledgeable about singing as well as all sorts of other instruments and recording equipment. Very fun to work with.

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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
  • Teaching since 1990
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
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Give me the beat. Basic three piece trap-set to eight piece wih cymbols. Have you the drive to make the Rhythm?
To achieve the motion necessary in the music and set the other instruments on the roll to Rock.
Counting the structure of time in musc. Learn the system .
This all applies to purcussion instrtuments alike. Just different techniques to clockwork timing.
Dance makes a music.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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TJ T.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
  • Teaching since 2014
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Hi! My name is T.J. and I am a professional drummer and educator currently living in Forest Park, IL. I received my B.A. in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College in the Spring of 2019. I have been playing professionally in Chicago and it's surrounding suburbs for over five years now, and have played the drum set for 13 years.

I am very passionate about my craft, and absolutely love spreading that knowledge with others and inspiring them to the best of my ability. I am well versed in many styles, including Rock, Jazz,, Fusion, Funk, World Music, and Classical Percussion.

I am active in many bands, such as Instrumental Rock/Fusion band Elysian Green and Folk/Rock band Fleeting Suns (check either out on spotify!) I've been lucky enough to record and share the stage with famous Chicago musicians, such as Chris Siebold, Mark Colby, Frank Caruso, Jeremy Khan, and Marlene Rosenberg, among others. Some less-local musicians include Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, and Matt ...

About TJ

My goal as an educator is to give my students the tools to allow them to play in a way that makes them feel accomplished and brings them joy. I am very serious about teaching the fundamentals of drumming, as it allows you to begin learning self-sufficiently, and that way you can keep learning in a

Paul N.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 3 years / Education Classes from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Paul N.

34 Reviews
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Learn the basics of rhythm and beginner drumming.

How to play various drum beats, fills, stick technique.

Students enjoy learning their favorite songs.

About Paul

GREAT ONLINE LESSONS GIVEN ***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for th

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Kendice H.
Paul is a very nice and understanding guy who only got to give our child an introductory lesson.
Moses
I'm glad I found Paul on takelessons.com. I was looking for someone to help me take my decent but untrained voice to the next level. Paul is committed to helping me advance toward my goal of being a singer-songwriter. In addition to the exercises we work on to strengthen my voice and gain control, he has given me some strategies to track my progress and improve more quickly. He also encourages me to take risks and go out and sing karaoke. He is caring and authentic and genuinely invested in my growth, and I am becoming a better musician because of it. Thank you, Paul!!
Lorence O.
Paul makes learning fun and he’s very good at what he does!!!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in West Haven, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in West Haven is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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45 min
$56 average
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$67 average

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"It’s hard to express how much Mike’s drumming lessons have made a difference in our son’s life. Mike is a visionary teacher who cares about and connects with his students."
Julie
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Gabriel is great! he is so patient with my seven year old grandson and has a wonderful personality. He is making the drum lessons fun."
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!"
James
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Best drumming instructor ever: funny, patient, knowledgeable, and great with kids! My 9-year-old looks forward to his lessons every week."
Audra
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Murray is a great instructor. Take his time to teach and make you understand the concept. He also have a great interaction with kids making them feel comfortable and confident in learning how to play drums."
Evan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Great first lesson! My son was very comfortable and excited to keep going."
Callum
Took Drum lessons from Lydia L.
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"On time and very professional. Helped me really learn and understand the basics of drumming."
Christian
Took Drum lessons from Caleb F.
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"Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!"
Eliza
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"I'm a percussionist who wanted to enhance my music knowledge. I've seen Ze Bruno play before and finally contacted him for drum lessons. I was in for a surprise, not only did I meet an amazing drummer full of knowledg, but a friend who answers all my drum and musical questions. His extensive knowlegwd in music and drums is at the pro level and most importantly his Latin Drum skills are out of this world good. He can break it all down. Let me tell you that I've had lessons from percussionist from around the world and taken lessons around the world too. I keep coming back to Ze because in the short time I've studied with him. I've become a better musician, reading and writing music. If you're a beginner or advance player, Ze Bruno is your man. I would highly recommend him."
Oliver
Took Drum lessons from Zé Bruno E.
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